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foldedbird 06-23-2005 10:49 PM

Stripes while knitting in the round...on socks?
I know that I have asked this before, but now I have another question about adding stripes while knitting in the round (on dpns).

If I understand correctly, you start at the beginning of a round, yes?

If so, would you add the new color BEFORE you knit on 'needle 1' (where your stitch marker is) or AFTER you knit on 'needle 1' with the old color?

If I add the stripe, it will be about 4 or 5 rows wide, so I should break my yarn, right...? Should I lock in the two yarns or something? I'm nervous about leaving a broken piece of yarn while knitting in the round....eek.


Sara 06-23-2005 11:01 PM

When adding a new color, start at the beginning of the round. So just pick it up in the first stitch after your marker.

It's probably not a good idea to try to carry the yarn up 5 rows, so I would break it. It won't come loose, but if you're nervous, leave a longer tail of yarn than usual in case you have to do some adjusting/fixing. (You won't, honest)

foldedbird 06-23-2005 11:01 PM

Wanna come hellllp me? :shock: Thanks, Sara.

Sara 06-23-2005 11:10 PM

I would if I could! I love dpn's. Do not fear them, oh silly one. You can do such cool stuff in the round. Good luck! :heart:

kemp 06-24-2005 10:03 PM

You could always just buy some self striping yarn and avoid the issue all together :)

Hildegard_von_Knittin 06-24-2005 10:18 PM

YES! avoidance, denial, and procrastination!!!!!! it's the american way!

KellyK 06-25-2005 12:47 AM

AMEN, sister. :thumbsup:

kemp 06-25-2005 11:29 AM


foldedbird 06-27-2005 01:17 AM

LOL yes, I could buy the self-striping yarn...but I have faaaaar exceeded my SeX budget!!! Maybe next payday...

Aby 06-27-2005 02:30 AM

I hate when I exceed my sex budget :shock:

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